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Tis Q&A Tuesday, and we’ve got a question from Phillip: “James, people keep talking about polarisation. I’m not comfortable courting controversy and alienating potential customers, but I don’t want to be boring either. What do you suggest?” Well, as someone who’s more squirrel than shark, I get you. But you don’t have to beat your [...]

A question from Eva, for Q&A Tuesday: “James, I’m a brand copywriter. I want to approach some branding agencies and show them how I can help transform their clients’ businesses. So what are the specific benefits, do you think, of hiring a brand copywriter?” Hmm. This is one of those questions that needs a bit [...]

It’s Q&A Tuesday. So here’s a video to answer a question from Ben: “Once you have identified the avatar of the ideal customer, how do you get into their mindset and begin preparing copy and the angle for them? How do you avoid writing it from your point of view and write it from theirs instead?” [...]

I would say “Happy New Year!” But we both know, it’s pointless. We’d be celebrating a spinning rock hitting a random point in its solar rotation cycle. And that’s hardly cause for donning a paper hat, linking arms with strangers, singing a song you don’t know all the words to, then staggering home stopping only [...]

Have you ever climbed the spiral steps in a medieval castle? Traipsing up to the top of a wonky tower? Well, maybe you noticed this…? The steps run clockwise – always. They were designed that way. So any invader who made it through the ramparts (without getting flayed in boiling oil) was gonna be caught [...]

I didn’t hear the windows in my hall of residence rattle. Didn’t hear the trees getting ripped out of the ground. Even the flying bench that blew a hole in the refectory doors…I slept through it. Heck, I didn’t even twig next morning when I stepped out onto campus! Trees uprooted? I figured the council had sent [...]

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